optimal

[ op-tuh-muh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF optimal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPTIMAL

The optimal temperature for development of the particular organisms appeared to be about 100° F., in a moist atmosphere.

Alan went back to the map, realigning the laptop for optimal reception again.

The Brain also has an optimal operation speed, a definite rhythm in which it works best.

Pressures caused by the demand for optimal market efficiency were behind this transformation.

The literate message assumed that the human being is the optimal source of information and the ideal receiver.

Products embody not only material, design, and skills, but also a language of optimal functioning.

The literate experience of the market assumed that the individual was the optimal source of information and the ideal receiver.

They are more sluggish at this time and more vulnerable to predation than later in the season when temperatures are optimal.

Since optimal temperatures determine activity, the diel cycle varies greatly from time to time.

They have no idea what should the appropriate or optimal equilibrium price level be.

WORD ORIGIN

"most favorable," 1890, from Latin optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology. Related: Optimally.

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